American Recovery & Reinvestment Act-Sponsored Projects Accounting / Cost Analysis - Carnegie Mellon University


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OVERVIEW OF THE AMERICAN RECOVERY & REINVESTMENT ACT

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On February 13th, 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 at the urging of President Obama, who signed it into law four days later. A direct response to the economic crisis, the Recovery Act has three immediate goals:

  • Create new jobs and save existing ones
  • Spur economic activity and invest in long-term growth
  • Foster unprecedented levels of accountability and transparency in government spending

In accordance with Section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), all awards funded by ARRA require quarterly reporting through FederalReporting.gov. This reporting system was developed to serve as a central tool that will be used by recipients to transmit information on projects and activities funded by ARRA. This tool will be used for recipient reporting only, however, reports and information submitted through FederalReporting.gov will be made available to the public on the Recovery.gov website to achieve an unprecedented level of transparency into how Federal funds are spent.

View the full text of the Act.

ARRA CONTACT INFORMATION
SPONSORED PROJECTS ACCOUNTING OFFICE

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Teri McCort, ARRA Specialist
Sponsored Projects Accounting
412-268-3730
Email: teriz@andrew.cmu.edu

Rhonda Kloss, Director
Sponsored Projects Accounting
412-268-1015
Email: rkloss@andrew.cmu.edu

David Thomas, Manager
Sponsored Projects Accounting
412-268-4283
Email: dthom@andrew.cmu.edu

1Excerpt from http://www.recovery.gov/About/Pages/The_Act.aspx
2Excerpt from http://www.nsf.gov/recovery/

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